2017 Annual Conference & Exhibition

46th Annual Conference & Exhibition

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Thank you to our host school - Illinois Institute of Technology - Please read the host school welcome letter.

More Details Posted As They Become Available


ACUTA President, Arthur Brant (Abilene Christian University), speaks with Geoff Tritsch (Vantage Technology Consulting Group) about corporate mergers, acquisitions, and bankruptcies affecting higher education clients, including the recent declaration of bankruptcy by Avaya. This topic will also be covered at the Birds of a Feather Lunch and within a Tech Spotlight on Business Changes and Mergers, both scheduled for Monday at the Conference.

Registration Fees

Registration if postmarked by February 3 / after February 3 / Onsite

  • ACUTA Member - $949 / $1029 / $1129
  • Non-Member - $1149 / $1229 / $1329
  • Emeritus Member - $569
  • Student - $509
  • One-Day Conference Attendance (Mon, Tues, or Wed) - $475
Additional discounts when you participate as a team and register 5 or more individuals. Contact ldodson@acuta.org for details.

Cancellation/Refund Policy

  • Cancellations received by March 3, 2017: Full refund less $25 administration fee if notice of cancellation is received in the ACUTA office by March 3, 2017. All unpaid cancelled registrations will be assessed a $25 administration fee.
  • Cancellations received March 4-17, 2017: Registration fee must be paid. Credit memo will be issued (less $25 administration fee) for any cancellation received March 4-17. Credit must be applied to registration for another ACUTA event in 2017 or 2018.
  • Cancellations received after March 17, 2017, are not eligible for refund or credit.
  • Cancellations may be mailed, faxed, or e-mailed to Lori Dodson, 152 West Zandale Dr., Suite 200, Lexington, KY 40503 or fax 859/278-3268.


Conference Hotel

Hilton Chicago - >> Book Room Online <<
Rate: $199 Single/Double - Booking the ACUTA rate provides discounted self-parking and no charge for the health club.
Reservations: 1-800-HILTONS or 312-922-4400. (ask for ACUTA rate)
Hotel Deadline is past but group rate rooms may still be available - book today!

In order to secure the type of facilities to accommodate the Annual Conference, ACUTA must contract with hotels for the necessary meeting and exhibit space. We must commit to a minimum number of hotel room nights, and ACUTA relies on its attendees and exhibitors to stay at the Conference hotel to meet this commitment. Always ask for the ACUTA rate-or book online through the custom ACUTA hotel page.


Travel & Transportation

ALTOUR (800/274-7135 or 859/277-7135) will help you find the lowest fare and most convenient flights when you identify yourself as an ACUTA attendee. They will also assist with upgrades and monitor your reservation for advance changes and any new policies the airlines may put into effect. ALTOUR has a per-ticket transaction fee of $35 (at the time of printing).

Ground Transportation
The Chicago Hilton is located at 720 South Michigan Avenue and is approx. 18 miles (45 minutes) from Chicago-O'Hare International Airport and approx.. 12 miles (25 min.) from Chicago Midway Airport.

Shared Shuttle Service - GoAirport Express; Rate from O'Hare - $32; Rate from Midway - $29 - Advanced reservations requested (there is a 10% discount for ACUTA attendees).

Taxis - Approximately $40 out of Midway each way; $60 out of O'Hare; fares vary greatly during rush hours.

Public Transporation - From O'Hare International Airport: Take CTA Blue Line train to the Jackson stop. This is the only subway train leaving O'Hare. Walk 0.6 miles southeast to 720 S. Michigan Ave.

From Midway Airport to the Hilton Chicago take the CTA Orange Line train to the Roosevelt stop. Walk 0.5 miles north to 720 S. Michigan.

Hotel Parking - Overnight Valet $71.00 - Overnight Self-Parking $28.00 (Special discounted rate for ACUTA attendees)


About Chicago

Check out the Choose Chicago website for things to do and places to see in Chicago.

Start Date: Sunday, March 19, 2017
End Date: Wednesday, March 22, 2017
Address: Hilton Chicago
Chicago, IL

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